How do I grant a role to a user in Snowsight?

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How do I grant a role to a user in Snowsight?

Daniel Steinhold Asked question October 26, 2023

Here's how you can grant a role to a user:

  1. Log in to the Snowflake Web Interface: Go to the Snowflake web interface (https://<your-account>, and log in with an account that has the necessary permissions (typically an account with the 'ACCOUNTADMIN' role or a role with the necessary privileges for user management).
  2. Navigate to the SQL Worksheet:
    • In the Snowflake web interface, click on the "Worksheet" tab to access the SQL Worksheet.
  3. Write SQL Command to Grant a Role:
    • Use SQL to grant a role to a user. The SQL command to grant a role to a user typically follows this pattern:
    GRANT ROLE <role_name> TO USER <user_name>;

    Replace <role_name> with the name of the role you want to grant and <user_name> with the name of the user to whom you want to grant the role.

    For example, if you want to grant a role named "ANALYST" to a user named "john_doe," the SQL command would look like this:

  4. Execute the SQL Command:
    • After writing the SQL command, click the "Run" or "Execute" button in the SQL Worksheet to execute the command.
  5. Verify the Role Grant:
    • You can verify that the role has been granted to the user by querying the Snowflake information schema or by checking the user's role list.

Please note that granting roles to users in Snowflake may require administrative privileges or a role with the necessary permissions. The exact steps and options may have changed since my last update in September 2021, so I recommend referring to the latest Snowflake documentation or contacting your organization's Snowflake administrator for the most up-to-date instructions and best practices for user and role management.

Additionally, if Snowflake has introduced new features or changes related to role and user management within the Snowsight interface specifically, it's advisable to check the most recent Snowsight documentation for any specific details on this process.

Daniel Steinhold Changed status to publish October 26, 2023
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